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By Barry Faulkner | May 23, 2009
FRESNO — The win that put Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli on a landmark pedestal, was his first on the biggest stage. And the Pirates’ 8-5 triumph over San Joaquin Delta in the opening round of the state championship tournament Saturday night at Fresno City College, put OCC one step closer to Altobelli’s ultimate destination — a championship dog pile. The victory, the 400th of Altobelli’s 17 seasons, moves him into a tie with Mike Mayne atop the program’s career victories list.
SPORTS
November 19, 2005
COSTA MESA -- Orange Coast College's men's basketball team moved to 4-0 with an 88-86 victory over Imperial Valley in its home opener Friday night. Lance Ortiz led the way with 39 points and eight rebounds. Greg Okwudibonye tallied 12 points and nine rebounds and Steve Cornett added six rebounds -- including five on the offensive boards. Vanguard 61, Pomona-Pitzer 60 CLAREMONT -- Kevin Dalafu had a team-high 22 points as the Lions escaped with a victory on the road.
SPORTS
November 20, 2005
Diablo Valley capitalizes on seven Pirates turnovers to claim 37-34 win in East County Bowl.PITTSBURG, Calif. -- The Orange Coast College football team's most successful season in five years ended in frustration and defeat Saturday, as Diablo Valley claimed a 37-34 victory in the East County Bowl at Los Medanos College. The Pirates (6-5) committed seven turnovers and surrendered a seven-point swing on their own conversion attempts to come up shy in their first bowl game since 2000.
NEWS
May 4, 2003
A year ago, Don Watson and Dave Salo looked at each other and decided they wanted to build a winner. Their dream came true Saturday as the Orange Coast College women's swim team they co-coach won its first state championship since 1997 by besting the field at the California Community College Swimming and Diving Championships at Diablo Valley. "We had high expectations, but [Saturday] is the culmination of everything we started a year ago," Watson said as he was driving the team home Saturday night.
NEWS
November 17, 1999
Tony Altobelli PLEASANT HILL - Orange Coast College men's water polo team will have to go to bed early Thursday night in order to be prepared to face West Valley College in the opening match of the Hyundai-California Community College Water Polo State Championships Friday. Game time is set for 7 a.m. and Coach Chris Oeding's squad will have to open the match against No. 1 Northern California team after a disappointing fourth-place finish at the Southern California regional tournament.
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | November 19, 2005
Justin Williams OCC player featureOrange Coast end energizes defense with his ability to consistently beat bigger blockers.EAST COUNTY BOWL ORANGE COAST (6-4) VS. DIABLO VALLEY (6-4) Location: Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, Calif. Kickoff: 1 p.m. today The matchup: The Pirates, ranked No. 13 in Southern California, enter their first bowl game since 2000 in search of their seventh victory. They have not won that many games since 1993. OCC outscored its opponents, 244-203, and tied for second in the Mission Conference National Division with a 3-2 record.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Like coming home to find a candlelit dinner already prepared, the plates filled with food on an immaculate tablecloth, so is the story of this season's Orange Coast College men's swim team. "A pleasant surprise," David Salo said. Salo and Don Watson co-coach both the men's and women's teams at Coast and have reason to be excited as the two teams leave today for the state championships, which begin Thursday and continue through Saturday on the campus of Diablo Valley in Pleasant Hill.
SPORTS
May 3, 2011
WOMEN'S SWIMMING State meet LOS ANGELES — Kierstin Colesen's dynamic performance helped Orange Coast capture its second straight California Community College Athletic Assn. State championship Saturday at East Los Angeles College. Colesen, a sophomore, won three individual state tiles and anchored three state champion relay teams on her way to being named the Women's Swimmer of the Meet. OCC dominated the meet, winning the state title for the 16th time in the 34 years of the competition.
SPORTS
November 17, 2012
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY State championships FRESNO - Orange Coast College claimed the team title, led by freshman Karen Silvas, who finished eighth. Silvas completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 37.77 seconds to help the Pirates produce 79 points, 21 better than runner-up Glendale. Freshman Leanne Allen (16th in 18:58.93), sophomore Chelsea Clifford (18:59.64), sophomore Camille Garcia (21st in 19:07.08), freshman Nirseen Rizk (23rd in 19:08.72), freshman Raeanna Cortez (31st in 19:20.40)
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | August 11, 2006
The Orange Coast College men's swimming team earned its first state title since 1994, while football and basketball enjoyed a similar resurgence in 2005-06. Ten of the Pirates' 11 men's programs finished with winning records, while all but one participated in team or individual postseason competition. No team advanced past the second round of the playoffs and the track and field team's 10th-place finish at the state meet was the second-best showing, behind swimming. Swimming: This sport has accounted for 18 of the school's 83 state championships, but the men's team had not captured a title since 1994.
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SPORTS
November 17, 2012
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY State championships FRESNO - Orange Coast College claimed the team title, led by freshman Karen Silvas, who finished eighth. Silvas completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 37.77 seconds to help the Pirates produce 79 points, 21 better than runner-up Glendale. Freshman Leanne Allen (16th in 18:58.93), sophomore Chelsea Clifford (18:59.64), sophomore Camille Garcia (21st in 19:07.08), freshman Nirseen Rizk (23rd in 19:08.72), freshman Raeanna Cortez (31st in 19:20.40)
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SPORTS
May 3, 2011
WOMEN'S SWIMMING State meet LOS ANGELES — Kierstin Colesen's dynamic performance helped Orange Coast capture its second straight California Community College Athletic Assn. State championship Saturday at East Los Angeles College. Colesen, a sophomore, won three individual state tiles and anchored three state champion relay teams on her way to being named the Women's Swimmer of the Meet. OCC dominated the meet, winning the state title for the 16th time in the 34 years of the competition.
LOCAL
By Barry Faulkner | May 23, 2009
FRESNO — The win that put Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli on a landmark pedestal, was his first on the biggest stage. And the Pirates’ 8-5 triumph over San Joaquin Delta in the opening round of the state championship tournament Saturday night at Fresno City College, put OCC one step closer to Altobelli’s ultimate destination — a championship dog pile. The victory, the 400th of Altobelli’s 17 seasons, moves him into a tie with Mike Mayne atop the program’s career victories list.
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | August 11, 2006
The Orange Coast College men's swimming team earned its first state title since 1994, while football and basketball enjoyed a similar resurgence in 2005-06. Ten of the Pirates' 11 men's programs finished with winning records, while all but one participated in team or individual postseason competition. No team advanced past the second round of the playoffs and the track and field team's 10th-place finish at the state meet was the second-best showing, behind swimming. Swimming: This sport has accounted for 18 of the school's 83 state championships, but the men's team had not captured a title since 1994.
SPORTS
November 20, 2005
Diablo Valley capitalizes on seven Pirates turnovers to claim 37-34 win in East County Bowl.PITTSBURG, Calif. -- The Orange Coast College football team's most successful season in five years ended in frustration and defeat Saturday, as Diablo Valley claimed a 37-34 victory in the East County Bowl at Los Medanos College. The Pirates (6-5) committed seven turnovers and surrendered a seven-point swing on their own conversion attempts to come up shy in their first bowl game since 2000.
SPORTS
November 19, 2005
COSTA MESA -- Orange Coast College's men's basketball team moved to 4-0 with an 88-86 victory over Imperial Valley in its home opener Friday night. Lance Ortiz led the way with 39 points and eight rebounds. Greg Okwudibonye tallied 12 points and nine rebounds and Steve Cornett added six rebounds -- including five on the offensive boards. Vanguard 61, Pomona-Pitzer 60 CLAREMONT -- Kevin Dalafu had a team-high 22 points as the Lions escaped with a victory on the road.
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | November 19, 2005
Justin Williams OCC player featureOrange Coast end energizes defense with his ability to consistently beat bigger blockers.EAST COUNTY BOWL ORANGE COAST (6-4) VS. DIABLO VALLEY (6-4) Location: Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, Calif. Kickoff: 1 p.m. today The matchup: The Pirates, ranked No. 13 in Southern California, enter their first bowl game since 2000 in search of their seventh victory. They have not won that many games since 1993. OCC outscored its opponents, 244-203, and tied for second in the Mission Conference National Division with a 3-2 record.
NEWS
May 4, 2003
A year ago, Don Watson and Dave Salo looked at each other and decided they wanted to build a winner. Their dream came true Saturday as the Orange Coast College women's swim team they co-coach won its first state championship since 1997 by besting the field at the California Community College Swimming and Diving Championships at Diablo Valley. "We had high expectations, but [Saturday] is the culmination of everything we started a year ago," Watson said as he was driving the team home Saturday night.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Like coming home to find a candlelit dinner already prepared, the plates filled with food on an immaculate tablecloth, so is the story of this season's Orange Coast College men's swim team. "A pleasant surprise," David Salo said. Salo and Don Watson co-coach both the men's and women's teams at Coast and have reason to be excited as the two teams leave today for the state championships, which begin Thursday and continue through Saturday on the campus of Diablo Valley in Pleasant Hill.
NEWS
November 17, 1999
Tony Altobelli PLEASANT HILL - Orange Coast College men's water polo team will have to go to bed early Thursday night in order to be prepared to face West Valley College in the opening match of the Hyundai-California Community College Water Polo State Championships Friday. Game time is set for 7 a.m. and Coach Chris Oeding's squad will have to open the match against No. 1 Northern California team after a disappointing fourth-place finish at the Southern California regional tournament.
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